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June 2017 Briefing – Cosmetic Surgery

June 2017 Briefing – Cosmetic Surgery
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Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for June 2017. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Clindamycin, TMP-SMX Linked to Better Outcomes for Abscesses

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For small skin abscesses, treatment with clindamycin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) is associated with improved short-term outcomes versus incision and drainage alone, according to a study published online June 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Health of the Nation Presented in 40th Annual CDC Report

THURSDAY, June 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The health of the United States is summarized in the 40th annual report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Doctors Urged to Take Care With Electronic Communications

THURSDAY, June 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Care should be taken when conveying electronic messages to patients, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Fat Grafting May Improve Outcome in Breast Reconstruction

THURSDAY, June 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For patients undergoing breast reconstruction, fat grafting may improve patient-reported outcomes, according to a study published online June 28 in JAMA Surgery.

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Most Cutaneous Procedures Seem Safe During Isotretinoin Rx

THURSDAY, June 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — There is insufficient evidence to support delaying several cutaneous surgical procedures in the setting of systemic isotretinoin therapy, although mechanical dermabrasion and fully ablative laser are not recommended, according to a review published online June 28 in JAMA Dermatology.

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Many Adverse Events Related to Cosmetics Go Unreported

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Health problems related to cosmetics are underreported, according to a study published online June 26 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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1991-2014 Saw Minimal Change in Health Spending Per State

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — From 1991 to 2014 there was minimal change in health spending by state, according to a study published online June 14 in Health Affairs.

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Isotretinoin May Impair Wound Healing After Tattoo

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Isotretinoin may impair wound healing after tattooing, according to a case report published online June 16 in the International Journal of Dermatology.

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Recreational Activity-Linked Facial Fractures Up in Seniors

FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — From 2011 to 2015 there was an increase in facial fractures sustained from recreational activity among older adults, according to a study published online June 15 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Whitening Microneedle Patch Effective, Safe in Korean Women

WEDNESDAY, June 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For Korean women, a whitening microneedle patch is effective and safe, according to a study published online June 2 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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Medical Students Lacking Proficiency in BP Measurements

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Medical students frequently do not achieve mastery of the skills necessary for accurate measurement of blood pressure (BP), according to a study published online April 28 in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension.

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Study Suggests Hyaluronic Acid Filler Remnants Safe to Reuse

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Remnants of hyaluronic acid fillers that have been opened and stored can be reused safely, with no signs of aerobic or anaerobic bacterial or fungal growth in non-aseptic conditions, according to a study published online June 2 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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New Bill With Tort Reforms Will Protect Iowa Physicians

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A new bill with tort reforms to protect Iowa physicians will take effect July 1, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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U.S. Leads in Income-Based Health Care Inequalities

THURSDAY, June 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The United States has larger income-related differences in perceptions of health and health care than other middle- and high-income countries, according to a report published in the June issue of Health Affairs.

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Many Bariatric Surgery Patients Using Opioids Seven Years Later

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — About 20 percent of U.S. bariatric surgery patients are still using prescription opioids seven years later, according to a study published recently in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.

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Cool Water Works As Well As Hot for Ridding Hands of Germs

FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For effective hand hygiene, water temperature matters less than time, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Food Protection.

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